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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 9

 

 


Introduction
1The discipline,
4and doctrine of wisdom.
13The custom,
16and error of folly.

Verse 1
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
Wisdom
The infinite and eternal Wisdom of God, which has so framed the universe as to exhibit a scene of grandeur and stability, and made ample provision for the innumerable beings by which it is inhabited.
builded
Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:9-15; Ephesians 2:20-22; 1 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 3:3-6; 1 Peter 2:5,6
pillars
1 Kings 7:2,3,6,21; Galatians 2:9; Revelation 3:12

Verse 2
She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
killed
Isaiah 25:6; Matthew 22:3,4-14; 1 Corinthians 5:7,8
beasts
Heb. killing.
Genesis 43:16
mingled
5; 23:30; Luke 14:17

Verse 3
She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
sent
Matthew 22:3,4,9; Luke 11:49; 14:17,21-23; Romans 10:15; 2 Corinthians 5:20,21
she crieth
14; 1:20-23; 8:1-3; John 7:37; 18:20

Verse 4
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
16; 1:22; 6:32; 8:5; Psalms 19:7; 119:130; Matthew 11:25; Revelation 3:17,18; 22:17

Verse 5
Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
2,17; Psalms 22:26,29; Song of Solomon 5:1; Isaiah 55:1-3; Jeremiah 31:12-14; Matthew 26:26-28; John 6:27,49-58

Verse 6
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Forsake
4:14,15; 13:20; Psalms 26:4-6; 45:10; 119:115; Acts 2:40; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Revelation 18:4
in
4:11; 10:17; Matthew 7:13,14; Luke 13:24

Verse 7
He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
15:12; Genesis 19:8,9; 1 Kings 18:17; 21:20; 22:24,27; 2 Chronicles 24:20-22; 2 Chronicles 25:15,16; 36:16

Verse 8
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Reprove
23:9; 29:1; Numbers 14:6-10; 1 Kings 22:8; Matthew 7:6; 15:14; Hebrews 6:4-8
rebuke
13:18; 28:23; Leviticus 19:17; 2 Samuel 12:7-14; 1 Kings 1:23,32; Psalms 141:5; Galatians 2:11-14; 2 Peter 3:15,16

Verse 9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
1:5; 25:12; Hosea 6:3; Matthew 13:11,12; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 John 2:20,21; 5:13

Verse 10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
The fear
1:7; Job 28:28; Psalms 111:10; Ecclesiastes 12:13
the knowledge
2:5; 30:3; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Matthew 11:27; John 17:3; 1 John 5:20

Verse 11
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
3:2,16; 10:27; Deuteronomy 6:2

Verse 12
If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
16:26; Job 22:2,3,21; 35:6,7; Isaiah 28:22; Ezekiel 18:20; 2 Peter 3:3,4,16

Verse 13
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
7:11; 21:9,19; 1 Timothy 6:4; *marg:

Verse 14
For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
she
7:10-12
in

Verse 15
To call passengers who go right on their ways:
7:13-15,25-27; 23:27,28

Verse 16

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Verse 17
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
Stolen
20:17; 23:31,32; Genesis 3:6; Romans 7:8; James 1:14,15
eaten in secret
Heb. of secrecies.
7:18-20; 30:20; 2 Kings 5:24-27; Ephesians 5:12

Verse 18
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
he
1:7; Psalms 82:5; 2 Peter 3:5
the dead
2:18,19; 5:5; 6:26; 7:27

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 9:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-9.html.

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